Our Company

Our Company

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First Quantum Minerals Ltd. is a well-established and growing metals and mining company producing mainly copper, gold, nickel and zinc. With a geographically diversified portfolio of tier-one operations expected to produce approximately 570,000 tonnes of copper in 2017 and a large-scale, advanced-stage development project, First Quantum is poised to become one of the largest widely-held, pure-play coppers producers in the world.


We are uniquely positioned with a successful exploration program, an industry-leading project development track record, tier-one operating assets and an attractive project pipeline. Our operating platform now consists of seven mines and one copper smelter across six countries.

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The Company was first incorporated in 1983 under the name Xenium Resources. On July 18, 1996, it changed its name to First Quantum Minerals Ltd. Since its acquisition of the Bwana facility in 1996, First Quantum has grown into a leading copper producer with significant nickel production.

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